One of the biggest announcements from Xbox’s E3 showing was the unveiling of Forza Horizon 3 – the latest installment in Playground Games’ open-world racing series – with the game taking center stage at the keynote conference on June 14th. The showing included an official reveal trailer and a small discussion about the game’s features. However, Microsoft may have teased (accidentally or intentionally) an unannounced manufacturer for FH3 as willbsn13 has spotted on the GTPlanet forums.
Between the video times of 2:10 and 2:15, the screen behind the Playground Games rep shows an easily recognizable ‘Ute’ type vehicle – very popular in Australia – but also a mysterious but recognizable Supercar. This is where it gets interesting, this car is most likely to be a RUF but it is possible it could also be the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 – as indicated by it’s looks and the grey stripe visible on the side.
It’s certainly an interesting catch, given Assetto Corsa’s recent Porsche license reveal it’s entirely possible the GT3 that featured in Horizon 2 and Forza Motorsport 6 could be making it’s way down under with the Horizon festival. As it stands, neither RUF nor Porsche have been confirmed to appear in FH3 but from this footage it seems we’ll get either or maybe even both. Let’s not forget that RUF was mysteriously absent in last year’s FM6.
Assetto Corsa recently securing the right to use the Porsche license has left driving game fans dreaming that their own favorite series could be next (With Ian Bell of Slightly Mad Studios also sparking some talk). Forza has had a fair share of Porsche models before – even with EA’s existing licensing deal being intact – though it’s long been assumed Microsoft has had to cough up a hefty asking price to do so. Due to this, the prospect of having Porsche in-game from release is tantalizing to say the least. Horizon 3 looks to be the most ambitious Forza game to date, and the addition of some German goodness would definitely add to the fun.